The Webster Chiropractic Technique is a specialized form of care that is designed to focus specifically on pelvic issues in pregnant women. It seeks to correct pelvic torsion through adjusting the sacral area in the lower spinal region. By doing so, posture issues as well as spinal misalignments can often be corrected. It is most often practiced to benefit women during pregnancy, to relieve pain that develops as the baby grows.
About the Webster Chiropractic Technique
Founded by Dr. Larry Webster, the Webster Chiropractic Technique was first developed to treat women suffering from breech pregnancies—those where the fetus is oriented feet-first rather than head-first as normal. Dr. Webster believed that adjusting the sacral and pelvic regions could help to realign the fetus.
In many cases, the method is used to relieve pressure and stress on the sacrum which cause subluxations. When people experience such misalignments, their energy, mobility and overall health can be negatively affected. Use of the Webster method can restore optimal position and reduce the pain and discomfort of these problems. By using gentle pressure and adjustments, these subluxations can be corrected, mobility restored and natural functioning resumed.
Pregnancy and the Webster Technique
Many women past their first trimester experience torsional stress from the growth of the fetus, which causes the placenta and uterus to press upon the sacrum and create subluxations. By applying gentle opposing pressure to the lower region of the pelvis, adjustments can help to restore the proper sacrum position and reduce these adverse effects.
Many women who undergo the Webster technique report reduced discomfort and a far more comfortable pregnancy, and are better prepared for the birthing process. As with any pregnancy complications, mothers undergoing the Webster technique should only do so as part of a complete care plan which includes regular OB-GYN or midwife consults to monitor the continual health of both the mother and child.